Byard Agnes 1630 of Long Clawson alias Smith will

Agnes Byard or Smith of Long Clawson 1630 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/246/16

In the name of god Amen, the xxxth day of May, Anno dni 1630 I Agnes Bayard alis Smyth of Claxton in the County of Leic Widdow, sicke and weake in body, but wholl and perfect in memory, praysed be god (revokeinge all former and other wills by me made) doe now ordeyne and make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge

First I bequeath my soule to Almighty god the maker and redeemer thereof, trusting in him onely to be saved, through a lively fayth in Jesus Christe, and my body to be buryed in the Church yarde of Claxton aforesayde, And for that small porcon of worldly goods which god hath sent mee, (be yt more or lesse) of what quantity or quallity soever yt bee, and wheresoever yt bee, within the Realme of Englande, I give & bequeath to my loveinge and trusty neighbors and friends Willm Nicholson and Elizabeth his wife in recompence of their great kindness formerly shewed to mee, and of their greate paynes takeinge with mee, in my necessity, and to see my body Christianlyke brought to the grounde

And I ordeyne and make the sayde Willm Nicholson Sole executor of this my last will and testament

Theis beinge witnesses Thomas Storer Senior, Richard Hiclinge Junr his marke, Willm Kerkby his marke, Tho: Storer Junior

Probate 13 July 1630